Optimising failure

Failure is inescapable. When delving into the uncertain world of postgraduate study, it hits all of us in different ways. But has anyone figured out how to deal with it? Pippa tries to find any hidden gems of how best to deal with failure.

Challenge your inner critic

At some point in the research process, everyone is plagued by that inner critic telling you that you’re useless, unsuccessful, the worst researcher in the world… Chengcheng Kang talks about how to override that critical voice and replace it with your own…

All the academia’s a stage…

“I’m not really as smart as everyone else here”, “When my supervisors read this report, they’ll realise I have no idea what I’m doing…”, “My slides are ok, but they will get to me in the Q&A”… I was born in a country where people love to wear masks. Late February is the time to…

‘Incredibly ill-equipped hulk anxiety’ | Sarah

GUEST POST Sarah (@postlesbian) is a first-year PhD student based at Queen Mary, Univerisity of London. Her research aims to explore the influence of queer theory on lesbian performance. Outside of the PhD…wait, there’s life beyong the PhD? For more information on her research and other problems, visit Feminist Inspector.  This semester I began my PhD…